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Polymer Science and Engineering
Research areas
Cellulose chemistry and technology Nanoparticles of cellulose and oxidized cellulose  Biomass Techologies  Carbohydrate Polymers Biodegradable Polymers 
We work in the field of Cellulose and Carbohydrate Polymers and  other natural polymers like  chitosan, industrial polysaccharides,  etc., with our main focus on developing functionalized polymers for new applications as well as synthesis of functionalized nanoparticles and nanofibers from cellulose, chitosan, lignin, and so on. We also work on developing strategies for synthesis of biodegradable polymers. On the technology side, we work on biomass as a basic raw material to produce a variety of platform chemicals, fuels like bioethanol, pretreatment technologies for biomass for efficient conversion, and prebiotics from natural sources. 
Dr. A.J.Varma
Chief Scientist 
Office: 943, Polymer Science and Engineering Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 2191
Fax +91 20 2590 2618
Email: aj.varma {at}